Ph.D.-School on Innovation and Economic Development
Globelics Academy 2008

The aim of the Globelics Academy PhD-School is to support the training of Ph.D. students from different parts of the world and who are writing theses on issues related with innovation and economic development. The Academy brings together frontier researchers in innovation with Ph.D. students from developing countries in order to inspire and qualify their work as well as in order to help them to join high-quality research networks in their field of research.

Previously Globelics Academy has taken place four times in Lisbon, Portugal (from 2004 to 2007) and will now take turns with Tampere, Finland so that in 2008 and 2010 the Academy will be organized in Tampere by TaSTI, University of Tampere.The Academy will be organized around three kinds of activities. First, lectures on the most recent developments in innovation studies will be presented. Second, round table discussions and group work on particular issues related to innovation in developing countries are planned. Third, the students are expected to make presentations of their own research.

The Academy originates from and is connected to the world-wide research network Globelics that brings together scholars working on National Systems of Innovation. In Lisbon Academy is jointly organized by the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon and by the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG/UTL), the Economics and Business Administration Institute, Technical University of Lisbon. The secretariat and local coordination in Lisbon has included professor Rui Baptista (IST), professor Manuel Mira Godinho (ISEG) and Cristina Oliveira (IST). In Tampere research director Erkki Kaukonen, academic coordinator Mika Raunio and senior researcher Mika Kautonen from TaSTI (Unit for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) will be coordinating the Academy in cooperation with the Lisbon team.

TaSTI (Unit for science, technology and innovation studies)     IST (Instituto Superior Técnico)     IN+ (Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research)     ISEG (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão)     GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems)